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Short on time? Or maybe you’ve already read or listened to the book, but need a refresh on the most important takeaways. In a quick, easy listen, you can take the main principles from On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

In On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, Timothy Snyder provides a stark warning for the future of American democracy. Too easily are we ignoring the ways in which tyranny starts to eat away at democracy. As our political system faces new threats - not unlike those faced by democracies in the 20th century - we must look to the past to safeguard our future. 

With lessons from the rise of communist and fascist regimes in Europe during the previous century, Snyder provides a blueprint for how we can protect the basic rights promised in our constitution through the mundane choices we make every day and the difficult choices we may be forced to make in the near future.

©2019 Henrae LLC (P)2019 Henrae LLC

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  • 07-21-20

Gross burping by the narrator

Book may have been good, I had to stop b/c of the burping and constant throat clearing and restarting.

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broken narration, too many restarts

the narration was one of the worst I have listened to on audible books. narrator would be reading along and then pause, then restart many times during the book terrible splice job on restarts that are very distracting

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The Downfall of Trump

This book in condensed form has given a broad view of our present misunderstanding of government by We The People. We better wake up!!! Very good listen, highly recommend. Thank you.

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Informative and alerting

I appreciate the info to educate and alert me when there is a need for action when my rights and my country are in danger.

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Embarrassing read!

This is a quick read with some valuable points but EEK! Ninja Reads submitted an unedited version. The reader is literally belching throughout!!! Whoops!

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Save the world today! Listen ( and chuckle(?) a bit)

Normally I hate cliff notes. They strip all the joy and pleasure of reading great works and leave you with the dry bones. Because you are reading this review I know you don’t feel the same way. This was a great/must listen. The failure of the engineers to edit out the burps and coughs added some much needed hilarity.

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  • 12-24-20

So unprofessional

Shocking recording. The reader cleared his throat frequently, even burped at one stage, there was clicking noise in the background. This audible should be removed and re-recorded

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incredibly unprofessional

Excellent writing but an absolute embarrassment of production. Seemingly unedited the recording features the narrator
repeatedly stopping, clearing his throat and literally belching.

Low price or free doesn't excuse rank incompetence.

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  • 12-10-21

Audible R U F K M!?

At first I thought I was hearing things and then realized this guy was indeed a MFI, and as I listened further believed he found himself amusing as he kept burbiing and clearing his voice and all the clicking noise. Amazon if you actually pay attention to your reviews you should never allow this guy to narrate another book on your site. Absolutely unprofessional and even questionable whether he's a wacko TS?

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Thought Provlking

This was thought provoking and actually frightening in the actual depiction on current events. I never would have imagined we as Americans would have so many citizens that do not know or understand some of the principals depicted here.

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  • 11-12-21

Great content but the narration was a distraction

I will listen to the audible book again many times, but will continue to find the voice of the narrator a distraction.